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Aster (Smooth Aster) 'Bluebird'

Price: $10
Size: 1 gallon pot
Light: Full to Part Sun
Type: Perennial
Another late-blooming pollinator favorite
Photo by Bluestone Perennials

Aster laevis 'Bluebird' (Smooth Aster) is one of the very best of the native Asters, providing a profusion of 1-inch violet-blue flowers held in clusters at the tips of the growing stems. Attractive blue-green foliage provides garden interest prior to the showy flowers. Asters should be a mainstay of the late summer and fall garden - they’re easy to grow and invaluable nectar sources for all types of native bees and butterflies, including migrating Monarchs. Growing readily in a wide range of soil types including clay, Bluebird Smooth Aster is a care-free perennial that should be planted in every garden.

'Bluebird' was introduced by Dr. Richard Lightly of the Mt. Cuba Center botanical gardens where it was rated as the #1 performing Aster in their garden evaluation of the genus. (Source: High Country Gardens)

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